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this is bbc news, it's 6.30pm. the headlines: donald trump has told the leaders of more than a0 muslim nations that they must join forces and play their part in defeating religious extremism. if we do not stand in uniform condemnation of this killing, then not only will we be judged by our people, by history... but we will be judged by god. the conservatives defend proposals to change social care, but won't confirm which pensioners will lose their winter fuel allowance. labour says it will keep the allowance, and guarantee annual rises in pensions and other benefits. we are putting £30 billion in over the lifetime of the parliament into welfare, we are reforming universal credits. six scottish political party leaders are preparing for a live televised election debate in edinburgh — the issue of independence is expected to dominate discussions. thank you for your company this
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afternoon. now on bbc news — sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm jessica creighton. coming up on the programme... it went down to the final day of the premier league, but arsenal miss out on the champions league for the first time in 20 years. celtic supreme — they end the scottish premiership season unbeaten, and now eye the domestic treble. and djokovic continues to faulter, losing in the final of the italian open. but announces a new grand—slam winning coach for his next tournament. good evening.
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the final day of the premier league was all about the champions league positions... and for the first time in 20 years, arsenal have missed out on qualifying, despite their win against everton today. results went against the gunners, as both manchester city and liverpool won their matches to finish in third and fourth respectively. for liverpool, their win means champions league football for the first time since 2014... patrick geary has the details. bob marley gave the team talk at anfield. don't worry. easiersong and dana for liverpool still needed to win to have a chance at champions league football. a situation that loaded pressure onto every attack and anguish to every mess. the tension rose, the airwaves crackled. in northern london, arsenal had scored and liverpool were fair. they
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could do without middlesborough complicating things. time froze. penalty? no. liverpool needed to harvest the nervous energy. delivery. the dam had broken. it liberated liverpool, five minutes after the break, coutinho was relaxed enough to do this. all jeopardy gloriously removed. middlesbrough were overwhelmed. another five minutes and another goal, this time adam lallana. to reach the champions league proper, there is still a play—off to get through. but liverpool have taken jurgen klopp is my philosophy at heart: one thing at a time, and don't worry. only three teams could collect more points than we had, so that means we we re points than we had, so that means we were not perfect, but we had quite a good way. it's enough for the moment. i'm looking forward already to next season. i really think we will create a wonderful base. arsenal are facing a season out of the champions league for the first time in 20 years...
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they finish fifth despite beating everton 2—i. arsenal played most of the game with ten men after laurent koscielny was sent—off with a straight red after a bad tackle. he'll now miss the fa cup final against chelsea next saturday. arsene wenger refused to comment on his future after the match, although he did admit that the constant speculation has affected the team. i think we had a spell during this season i think we had a spell during this season where it was very difficult, my personal situation, certainly. interfered at some stage on the group as well. we played in a hostile environment for the second pa rt hostile environment for the second part of the season. that didn't help. overall, i believe the players came back in a very strong togetherness in the last two months. and responded exceptionally well. i'm very proud of them. in the last two months. they have shown exceptional strength. manchester city sealed their place in next season's champions league by thrashing watford 5—0 to finish third in pep guardiola's debut season. alex gulrijani watched the game for us.
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there were no real nerves amongst manchester city ‘s fans, although in walter matt saari ‘s final game in charge of vicarage road, they might have existed if i performance from watford. how wrong they were. city ahead inside five minutes thanks to captain vincent. a second was not far behind. sergio aguero doing what he does best. city look to make sure the top three finish. not content with two, city and where did not stop there. three, all but guaranteed the points. but they were ona guaranteed the points. but they were on a roll. why stop there? fernandinho making it four before half—time. not the sendoff he had wanted, while his boss could only smile. it did not improve the watford after break. jesus continued his aggressive start to his city career with a fifth, a season that started with so much promise ends trophy less but with a place among europe's elite sealed the next season. we knew that arsenal were going to
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win, liverpool two. we had to win and we did it. that's why we are so pleased to go on holiday, being heard, prepared for next season. and the goal fest continued at stamford bridge as champions chelsea added to relegated sunderland's misery by beating them 5—1. captain john terry received their trophy on his final game for the club. chelsea are now the first english side to win 30 top—flight games in a 38—game season. so chelsea champions seven points ahead of tottenam, but spurs have finished the season in great form. they thrashed relegated hull 7—1 away this afternoon — there were four more goals for harry kane — a masterful performance by him. that raises his season's tally to 29 in the premier league, and secured him the golden boot for the second year in a row.. it's something i'm very proud of. obviously after you win it once you
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wa nt to obviously after you win it once you want to retain it. and be the one to win two, three. so to get the second ina row win two, three. so to get the second in a row is win two, three. so to get the second ina row isa win two, three. so to get the second in a row is a very special feeling. it's been a crazy week, really. obviously i was behind the tackle for a while during the season and had been out injured for ii for a while during the season and had been out injured for 11 weeks. timei had been out injured for 11 weeks. time i run perfectly, so to score seven goals in the last two games or so, could not have imagined to do that. to finish on 29 in 30 games i'm very pleased with. so here's confirmation of those results and the other matches today where all 20 teams were in action... confirmation of that huge win for spurs. there were also wins for manchester united, stoke, swansea and west ham. so here's the top of the table... disappointment for arsenal who will be playing in the europa league next season along with manchester united in sixth and everton in seventh. and what a season for bournemouth — finishing ninth. the bottom of the table isn't pretty for those teams involved... we already knew hull, borough and sunderland were down, but they were all thrashed today and apart from swansea and stoke, it was a bad day for all the lower sides. meanwhile video technology looks set to be introduced
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in the premier league. the chairman richard scudamore has told the bbc there's a "desire" to have it in place for the season after next. there's a view that we were going to text it next year in the and also in the fa cup. because clearly these are decisions you don't take lightly in terms of how it interrupts the game, how it might stop the flow of the game. there was an absolute desire to introduce it. is the premier league going to be first? no. but we will try to be a close second having learned the lessons elsewhere in other competitions will stop if the clubs approve it, and i think they will, it will be 18, 19 before we introduce it. the scottish premiership was sewn—up a long time ago but champions celtic can officially call themselves ‘the invinvibles' — they've gone the entire season unbeaten domestically — the first team to achieve that feat in scotland's top flight for over a century. joe wilson reports. celtic park can seem like its own
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world, rotating around the scottish premier league, untouchable, invincible. with traditional respect, celtic were applauded onto the pitch by hearts. many opponents have just been observers this season. that's not celtic ‘s problem. they had to wait until the second half for their first goal here. history, that surrounded the players. displays to remember 1967, when celtic were the best team in europe, never mind scotland. he now an opportunity for stuart armstrong, for celtics 106th goal of the league season, a record in itself. 2—0 the final score. manager brendan rodgers first premier league season in scotla nd first premier league season in scotland unbeaten. ambitions must lie in the european champions league. but with a cup final to
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come, in scotland, all they could do. celtic have done. for this team to have gone through a whole season, to have won 34 games and drawn four. it's remarkable. delighted. may never happen in a lifetime again for many people. but the players, the work they have put in to achieve that, is absolutely phenomenal. they deserve all the plaudits and credit they get. elsewhere in the scottish premiership aberdeen thrashed partick six — nil and rangers won 2—1 at stjohnstone.. so here's how the final table looks — celtic as we heard unbeaten throughout their campaign — they finish top with a remarkable 106 points — no fewer than 30 clear of second placed aberdeen.. inverness caledonian thistle are relegated. if hamilton are to retain their scottish premiership place, they'll have to win a two legged play off again championship side dundee united. manchester city women beat yeovil town 5—1 to keep up the pressure on liverpool, who are leading the women's super league one spring series.
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city are up to third but there was a downside, as world player of the year carli lloyd was sent off for elbowing late in the game & could receive a three—match ban for violent conduct. city are behind second place chelsea on goal difference — who thrashed sunderland 7—nil. hibernian ladies have won the scottish wpl league cup for the second year running. they beat celtic women 4—1 with rachel small scoring the winning goal. it's hibs' second victory over celtic in a week, after their midweek win in the league. world number two novak djokovic has confirmed he'll be coached by andre agassi at the french open, after being comfortably beaten by alexander zverev in the italian open final. the german got an early break in rome and held on as he went—on to take the first set 6—4 against an under—par djokovic. zverev continued his impressive display in the second set, winning it 6—3. at 20 he becomes the youngest player to win a masters title
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since djokovic himself won the miami open ten years ago. it's super league ‘magic‘ weekend with all 12 teams playing at newcastle united's st james' park ground. salford city reds started the day third in the table, two tries from greg johnson helped them beat leigh centurions 36—22... that means salford go above hull fc into second place. earlier, huddersfield giants came from behind to win a a gritty, from behind to win a gritty, hard —fought encounter against catalans dragons, by 18 points to 12. but the game of the day could well be castleford versus leeds, that's first versus fourth... it kicked off at half five, it's currently 6—0 to castleford, there's live commentary on five live sports extra and the bbc sport website. scotland have successfully defended
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their title, beating new zealand for their title, beating new zealand for the first time in their history. they came from behind in the final to work on 12—7. it was scotland's first world series win of the season. the moto gp circuit is in le mans this weekend for the french grand prix. but it hasn't gone well for valentino rossi who threw away victory and his championship lead after crashing on the final lap... the seven time world champion was battling with maverick vinales before an error handed the win to his yamaha team—mate just a few corners from the chequered flag. vinales now lea pfrogs rossi at the top of the standings. britain's cal crutchlow finished fifth. meanwhile in the junior category — moto3 — there was an extraordinary pile—up on the second lap of their race this morning. an earlier crash had led to one of the bikes dropping fluid on the track. and when the riders approached the tricky downhill corner, they fell like dominos. miraculously, it appears nobody sustained any serious injuries and the race restarted 30 minutes later. fernando alonso will
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compete for pole position at the indianapolis 500 later. the mclaren formula 1 driver made it through the first qualifying day seventh fastest and goes into sunday's ‘fast nine' to fight it out for pole position for next sunday's race. the dangers of racing on high—speed american oval tracks were emphasised as former f1 driver sebastien bourdais crashed into the wall. he was conscious as he was rescued from the car but has suffered multiple fractures. the frenchman is in hospital following surgery to his pelvis and hip. that's all from sportsday. there'll be more sport on the bbc news channel throughout the evening.
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